Miss Isobel may be a vintage reproduction, but she is all french!
I generally get so excited to start something that I take really bad before pics. Clearly I've pulled the drawers out and started taking the hardware off when I realized I should snap a picture. But this is pretty standard 70s-ish awesomeness, check out that gold!!
I decided I would go back to my "roots" and use chalk paint on this one. Mostly because the top is that crazy high gloss finish and I didn't want to experiment with milk paint and make myself totally crazy.
Off I went...
This is just one coat, but it covers pretty well, can't even see that gold anymore!
And a 2nd coat and it's completely transformed! I did end up doing 3 coats total and a few touch ups. I really only wanted minimal distressing on the edges. I also decided where that once gold detailing was needed some attention. Since I was doing the drawers in white, I wanted those areas to pop in white as well.
Just a quick tip....after trying to use a kid's paint brush with major error...think trying to stay inside the lines using your non-dominant hand with your eyes closed. I discovered a Q-tip fit perfectly and my stress decreased 100 fold :)
Love the contrast between the slate grey and creamy white drawers. I did paint the hardware too, just one quick coat of the grey.
Isobel is now down at Persnickety's, go check her out!!
Isobel has a sister, a long 6 drawer french inspired dresser that I will be working on soon.